Presidential Election 2017: AAP to support Opposition candidate Meira Kumar

New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday announced its support for Opposition candidate Meira Kumar in the 17 July Presidential election.

File image of Meira Kumar. AFP

File image of Meira Kumar. AFP

"The Political Affairs Committee (PAC) headed by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has decided to support the united Opposition candidate Meira Kumar," party leader Sanjay Singh said.

He said the former Lok Sabha Speaker's representatives had telephoned Kejriwal and sought support for her candidature.

The AAP's vote share accounts for a little over 9,000 as it has 67 MLAs in Delhi and 20 in Punjab apart from four MPs from Punjab, which is less than one percent of the total votes in the Presidential election.

Sanjay Singh said the AAP was backing Meira Kumar since the Opposition had a huge role to play in the country in the present circumstances.


Updated Date: Jul 13, 2017 20:00 PM

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